BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Grocery sales, including improvements in the perishables offering, showed gains at Wal-Mart Stores during the second quarter, the company here said yesterday. Comp-store sales at its Neighborhood Market banner — a traditional supermarket format with about 150 locations — were up 3.8% for the period, despite a 1.5% decline in comp-store sales for Wal-Mart’s U.S. division overall for the 13-week quarter, which ended July 31. Although sales in the U.S. were below ...

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